Brown School of Business and Leadership

Department of Business Administration

Department Chair: Zamira S. Simkins, Ph.D.


The marketing major is a program of study using the fundamentals of business and the principles of marketing to learn how to effectively compete for customers and clients through a strong presence on traditional and emerging digital communication channels. The degree will provide the graduate with a sophisticated set of strategic skills along with business and marketing acumen needed to identify, engage, and continue relationships with customers using both traditional and digital media. The graduate will be prepared to become a leader in the increasingly shifting marketing environment at the local, regional, and international market levels.


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Marketing, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the essential elements and theories of marketing.
  2. Formulate solutions to marketing problems.
  3. Develop strategic marketing programs.
  4. Communicate marketing assessments and recommendations to audiences in varied formats.
  5. Demonstrate professional competencies related to contemporary marketing careers.


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the major. The lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all courses listed in the catalog under "Program Requirements" for the major, including both courses in the major and SEE courses required by the major. No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to advance to the next course without earning a grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite course(s). When a grade below "C" is earned in a major course, the student must repeat that course.

A course may be repeated once without special permission. Marketing majors must apply in writing to the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership requesting permission to take a course for a third time. Those who do not successfully complete a major course with a grade of “C” or better after three attempts will not be allowed to continue in the marketing program.


The courses listed below are required for the completion of the bachelor's degree in marketing. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements:

FYS 100First Year Seminar

1 credit

ACC 140Financial Accounting

3 credits

ACC 141Managerial Accounting

3 credits

EC 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

EC 202Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

IS 135MS Office Applications

3 credits

IS 201Management Information Systems

3 credits

MATH 136Introduction to Statistics

4 credits

MGT 204Principles of Management

3 credits

MKT 206Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MKT 208E-Marketing

3 credits

MKT 210Strategic Marketing Communication

3 credits

MKT 300Marketing Management

3 credits

MKT 307Market Research

3 credits

MKT 311Consumer Behavior

3 credits

MKT 320Social Media Marketing

3 credits

MKT 325International Marketing

3 credits

MKT 336Integrated Marketing Communication

3 credits

MKT 417Marketing Internship

3 - 6 credits

MKT 430Marketing Capstone Seminar

3 credits

Twelve credits (four courses) from the following list:

Twelve credits (four courses) from the following list: GDES 125, GDES 208, GDES 270, GDES 308, IAD 380, IAD 381, INBUS 201, INBUS 315/MGT 315, INBUS 430, IS 320, MGT 224, MGT 235, MKT 315, MKT 316, MKT 330, and MKT 410.

Suggested Course Sequence

2020-2021 Marketing SCS

Minor in Marketing

The minor in marketing requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a MKT prefix. Students majoring in Marketing may not minor in Marketing. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Course Descriptions

See Marketing Course Descriptions

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